Paper Human at the British Theatre Challenge

BritishTheatreChallengeStephen Connolly’s short play ‘Paper Human’ has been longlisted for the British Theatre Challenge 2019. There were over 200 entries for this year’s competition (which has been running since 2011) from 14 countries, 25% of which were selected for the longlist.  Up to 30 plays will be shortlisted by the 14th July and 5 winners are due to be announced by the end of July.

Paper Human is based on real events from WWII, when Dutch civil servant Jacob Lentz and his French counterpart René Carmille were charged by the invading Germans with identifying the Jews of their respective countries according to the Nuremberg Race Laws, using the technology of IBM.

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